Host city - Gold Coast

70km of beaches

300 days of sunshine a year

The Gold Coast awaits….

Venture into the Gold Coast’s endless playground and you’re in for some serious fun, no matter if you’re a ‘big’ or ‘little kid’. Feel the excitement of unlimited things to see and do right on your doorstep! Whether it’s an exhilarating swim or simply enjoying the shopping, nightlife and entertainment, the Gold Coast is Australia’s fun capital. It’s where you can explore your playful side and let loose – with a smile on your face and the warmth of the sun on your skin. The Gold Coast truly offers something for everyone. It is as scenic and peaceful as it is fast paced and active. You’ll feel the buzz from the moment you arrive!


The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round (in fact an average of 300 days a year). Average summer temperatures range from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius (66 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit). Average winter temperatures range from an average of 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit) - it's no wonder the Gold Coast is Australia's favourite playground. More about Weather on the Gold Coast


The Gold Coast is the most biologically-diverse city in Australia. Its vegetation ranges from mountain rainforest to coastal wetlands and is home to more than 34 species of amphibians, 323 birds, 72 mammals, 71 reptiles and 25 species of fish.


Australian currency comes in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coin denominations as well as $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes which are made from colour coded waterproof plastic. ATMs offer 24 hour access to cash and can generally be found outside bank branches and in major retail areas. You should check with your bank before you arrive to ensure you can access cash this way.

Surf Clubs

Surf Clubs are an integral part of the Gold Coast lifestyle as they not only protect and service the beaches, but also offer a great place to hang out, catch up for a drink, enjoy a meal and catch some entertainment while enjoying views of the beach. Some of the biggest and most popular Gold Coast surf clubs can be found at Surfers Paradise, Southport and North Burleigh.

Related links:

  • Gold Coast Weather - A comprehensive, user friendly guide to the Gold Coast sub-tropical climate. Includes average temperatures, rainfall and number of rainy days.

  • Gold Coast Visitor Information - This section of the web site provides general visitor and tourist information about the Gold Coast including links to more information.

  • The Gold Coast History - A brief look at the Gold Coast's colourful history from a no go zone in 1874 to a popular vacation resort area of international standards today.

  • Gold Coast Markets - A guide to the weekly markets in and around Queensland's Gold Coast region. Includes times and contact details for market organisers.